Insights and Opinions: LA's Startups Accelerators As NCAA Football Conferences

Story by Ryan Born


For today's Insights and Opinions section, we have a contribution from Ryan Born, the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based AudioMicro. Ryan compares the many emerging startup incubators, accelerators, and mentorship programs to NCAA Football Conferences.

So the writer's block consensus was to write about LA startup incubators and mentorship organizations (2x as many votes as the other proposed topics). In the spirit of a college football season, I'll break down the LA startup incubator scene by drawing comparison to the top conferences in NCAA Division I Football (*Please note that I left the Big East off of this list because the conference is in such turmoil these days I didn't want to get any heat by making a comparison there).

LAunchpaLA (the SEC)

Having won the past 5 National Championships, the SEC attracts the top recruiting talent and is the most dominant division in college football today. So if one of these incubators is the SEC, my (More...)

Read Ryan's entire article at LA's Startups Accelerators Compared To NCAA Football Conferences.